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Aqua Seafood & Steak pays back wages for overtime violations

Posted at 12:16 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 12:16:22-04

NAPLES, FL – The Naples restaurant,  Aqua Seafood & Steak, paid $35,942 in back wages and liquidated damages to 15 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found they violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

WHD investigators determined the restaurant paid 15 employees at straight-time rates regardless of the number of hours they worked, failing to pay overtime when employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek. Additionally, the restaurant paid some employees off the books and failed to record hours for another employee, resulting in recordkeeping violations.